My kids are off to college. Today, I went through the dorm list for my darling daughter. One of the items is a first aid kit. My husband, being of the medical persuasion, mails us. "I'LL take care of the first aid kit."
Next thing I know orders are dinging into my inbox. Ice packs and special tweezers for splinters. Anti-itch cream and alcohol wipes. Hydrocortisone and triple antibiotic. Wound wraps and ace bandages. Pepto Bismol and stool softeners.
Nexcare Waterproof Clear Bandages, in assorted sizes. 50-count, pack of 4. Yes, that's 200 waterproof clear bandages, always useful when you happen upon the occasional 100-car pileup in the middle of a downpour.
Gauze SPONGES, fer crouton's sake. I'm talking the kind surgeons are always pulling out of patients and tossing into metal trays on Grey's Anatomy.
THREE sets of medical bandage scissors. Three.
A blood-pressure cuff and pulse oximeter.
And a six-pack of Visine.
If he'd included a suturing kit, an IV setup, and a case or two of normal saline, my darling daughter could run her own little operating theater out of her dorm room.